Special Events

The Great Escape 2014

Europe’s leading festival for new music features several ITB artists showcasing their talents in Brighton, UK, between the 8th and 10th May.

Thursday May 8th

The Prince Albert

Komedia

The Hope & Ruin

Concorde 2

Unitarian Church

The Tube

Blind Tiger

The Fishbowl

Friday May 9th

East Wing

Concorde 2

The Festival Hub

Above Audio

Shipwrights Yards

Spiegeltent

Saturday May 10th

Coalition

The Warren

Green Door Store

Unitarian Church

Latest Music Bar

Bermuda Triangle

The Festival Hub

Concorde 2

Knew Knowledge @Blog Up

East Wing


Arthur Beatrice

Formed from the notion of opposites coming together to complete perfect wholes, the name Arthur Beatrice recalls emergence, rather than memories of Golden Girls.

Shows

  • Thursday 8/05/2014  23:15 The Prince Albert ITB Showcase
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Boy Jumps Ship

‘maturity beyond their years, enigmatic sound-bites nestled between soaring refrains that wouldn’t disgrace Biffy Clyro.’

Shows

  • Saturday 10/05/2014  15:15 Bermuda Triangle
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Cherub

Jordan Kelley and Jason Huber take their fun very, very seriously. The pair behind the ambitious and emphatic Nashville duo Cherub craft hooky electro-pop that lyrically captures the risque, pleasure-seeking impulses of their youth, while their studio expertise results in grooves so alluring, even your parents can dance to them. Which is their exact goal on Antipasto EP, the precursor to their highly anticipated Year of the Caprese debut LP.

Shows

  • Thursday 8/05/2014  20:15 The Prince Albert ITB Showcase
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Coasts

Coasts are a five piece band originating from Bristol who play their own brand of tropical pop. Having formed in 2012 the band have built a loyal following through extensive touring and the successful release of their debut EP titled ‘Paradise’ in 2013.

Shows

  • Thursday 8/05/2014  22:15 The Prince Albert ITB Showcase
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Dry the River

Dry the River will release their second album, Alarms in the Heart, through Transgressive Records on Monday August 25th 2014.

Shows

  • Friday 9/05/2014  22:15 East Wing
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Eaves

Leeds based artist Joseph Lyons aka Eaves, has swiftly evolved from self releasing a number of demos online into providing one of the most engaging live sets. His highly acclaimed debut album, What Green Feels Like, was released in April 2015 on Heavenly Records. The deluxe edition of the album was re-released in October featuring extra tracks.

Shows

  • Saturday 10/05/2014  21:00 Unitarian Church
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Ezra Vine

Ezra Vine is a multi-instrumentalist obsessed with escapism, indulging his melodic fantasies among handclaps, and the waltz of bass drums.

Shows

  • Friday 9/05/2014  15:15 Spiegeltent
  • Friday 9/05/2014  20:30 The Festival Hub
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Gambles

Right now we’re gonna figure out exactly when Gambles was born. It
 wasn’t way back when he was a kid in the front seat of his dad’s car, 
driving around the back roads of upstate New York and listening to 
everything from Joni Mitchell to Motley Crue, and learning through long 
conversations what a song was and where it came from and how it felt to 
hear a good one. And it wasn’t when his dad gave him his first guitar, or 
when he taught himself probably almost a hundred Leonard Cohen songs.

Shows

  • Thursday 8/05/2014  18:45 Unitarian Church
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Jake Isaac

"A little folk, a little soul. A little pop, but more than a little serious” – Clash

Shows

  • Saturday 10/05/2014  15:00 Knew Knowledge @Blog Up The Alternative Escape
  • Saturday 10/05/2014  20:20 Latest Music Bar The Alternative Escape
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Jamie Isaac

Within the opening bars of his debut EP, 'I Will Be Cold Soon', it suddenly becomes very clear that 18-year-old singer/producer Jaime Isaac inhabits a space like no other emerging talent. While his voice may be flooring, his command of the piano arresting, and the delicate textures of his electronic production infectious, no one facet can explain the singularity of what he does.

Shows

  • Thursday 8/05/2014  21:15 The Prince Albert ITB Showcase
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Let The Machines Do The Work

Brighton four-piece Let The Machines Do The Work have been making some serious waves since their recent inception. With live shows alongside Booka Shade, KlangKarussel and selected as one of Data Transmissions ‘Class of 2014’, they have cemented their position as ones to watch this year.

Shows

  • Saturday 10/05/2014  23:45 Coalition
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Liu Bei

“We heard something on the radio about Liu Bei, a Chinese warlord who was known as an amazing strategist and a really caring, benevolent leader. He was also eight feet tall and had ears so big he could see them. Seemed like something to aspire to.”

Shows

  • Friday 9/05/2014  19:00 East Wing
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Lonely The Brave

“Lonely The Brave could be the biggest band on the planet. Fact.” Rock Sound

Shows

  • Friday 9/05/2014  20:45 Concorde 2
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Money for Rope

Twin drum kits, two guitars, four voices, a bass, keys and a sweltering, sultry, swaggering style come together to form Money For Rope, dealers in an honest, electric, deep, raw brand of rock music that must be felt to be believed.

Shows

  • Thursday 8/05/2014  17:30 The Tube
  • Thursday 8/05/2014  20:30 The Hope & Ruin
  • Saturday 10/05/2014  12:15 Concorde 2
  • Saturday 10/05/2014  19:45 Bermuda Triangle
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PS I Love You

Some thoughts from others about our new album, 'Death Dreams':At its breathtaking peaks, Death Dreams is the Indie-Rock Record of the Year… - Paste

Shows

  • Thursday 8/05/2014  15:45 Blind Tiger
  • Friday 9/05/2014  20:30 Above Audio
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psiloveyouband
@psiloveyoubandabout 1 day

im 34 y/o & truly non-ironic-internet-blessed with lots of great friends + family but the only one who understands me is a cartoon horse.

Rae Morris

Twenty-one year old Rachel Anne Morris was born in Blackpool and chose to stay there over moving to London after signing to Atlantic. Her family have never moved.

Shows

  • Thursday 8/05/2014  19:45 Concorde 2
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Raglans

“The strongest, most self-assured band in years…They have ‘world beaters’ written all over them.” – Hot Press

Raglans are four feisty alt rock dreamers from Dublin. They consist of Stephen Kelly (lead vocals, guitar), Rhos Horan (bass, backing vocals), Conn O’Ruanaidh (drums, backing vocals) and Brendan McGlynn (lead guitar, backing vocals) and they take their name from a poem by Patrick Kavanagh. Happily.

If the circumstances surrounding your birth can define what happens for the rest of your life then the story that Raglans actually formed in a music festival tent was surely an indication of what their future held, for theirs is a rowdy, crowd-teasing musical tumult, all muscular new wave guitars, gritty pop (aka Gritpop) melodies and suitably ragged epic glories.

Shows

  • Thursday 8/05/2014  19:15 The Prince Albert ITB Showcase
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Tomas Barfod

Barfod was first exposed to the indefinable lure of the electronic music scene not by clubbing (that came later), or by specific acts, but by a long-forgotten film featuring a section set in a club. “I think it was after I watched a bad movie about raves in the 1980s that I became fascinated by it all,” he laughs. “I thought it looked very exciting and scary at the same time, and I’ve been intrigued by the whole scene ever since then really. After that I started listening to it and then I started buying my own equipment to make it.” Early musical influences ranged from the likes of Goldie, Massive Attack and Portishead, to Goa trance and techno, before drifting into house and disco. These influences subsequently manifested themselves in the acid disco-inspired club-bangers released as Tomboy via Gomma records and the ambient techno he unleashed via Kompakt.

Shows

  • Saturday 10/05/2014  22:00 Green Door Store
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The People The Poet

Having busied themselves for the last 2 years writing and recording tracks for their debut album ‘The Narrator’ , the song-writing process and studio time brought about a realisation that it was time to leave Tiger Please behind and start afresh the new year with the People the Poet. Fan submitted stories make up the body of the album and the weight of the bands responsibility to do the songs justice had forced a change.

Shows

  • Friday 9/05/2014  13:30 Above Audio
  • Saturday 10/05/2014  19:15 Concorde 2
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Twin Atlantic

That much of Great Divide was written in the back of tour buses, late at night, after Twin Atlantic had stepped off yet another festival stage is evident from first listen. Addictive, arms-aloft anthems with instantly catchy choruses and refrains that beg to be howled back dominate the Glaswegian band’s glorious second album.

Shows

  • Saturday 10/05/2014  14:15 East Wing
  • Saturday 10/05/2014  23:15 The Warren
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The Xcerts

Most often, albums are about what has happened, not what hasn't. Yet while the songs on 'There Is Only You', the third album from UK based trio The Xcerts, are very much rooted in personal his-tory and experience, they also double up as a premonition, a reaction to something that hadn't happened at the time the songs were written.

Shows

  • Saturday 10/05/2014  13:15 East Wing
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We Have Band

During a leaving do in the Spring of 2007, a soon to be ex-employee says to their work colleague "I've started a concept band. Do you want to know the name?" "Yea," answers the colleague with a modicum of suspicion. "It's called 'We Have Band" says the other one. "I thought 'That's the best band name I'd ever heard.' So of course I had to join them." And so the unlikely trio of married couple Dede, Thomas and mate Darren joined forces and that conceptual band came to life.

Shows

  • Friday 9/05/2014  18:15 Shipwrights Yards
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Woman's Hour

Originally from the North West, London-based band Woman's Hour consists of vocalist Fiona Jane Burgess, guitarist William Burgess and keyboardist Josh Hunnisett. Described by NME as "sophisticated and well crafted”, their debut album Conversations was released in July 2014 on Secretly Canadian records (The War On Drugs, Bon Iver).

Shows

  • Thursday 8/05/2014  22:15 Komedia
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Charlie Hole

When Lance Freed, Chairman of Rondor/Universal Music Publishing in Los Angeles, heard Charlie Hole’s music he said “I’ll sign him but he has to finish school first!” Charlie finished school and has the deal. In 2013 Charlie released his first album entitled “The Joy of a Caged Bird” produced by multi- platinum-selling writer-producer, Jim Cregan.

Shows

  • Thursday 8/05/2014  12:40 The Fishbowl
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Lily Oakes

Lily Oakes is a female singer-songwriter from London backed up by full band. Using classical production that features violin and piano, blending harmonies with beats with a hint of trip hop, the music is minimal and allows her unique voice to stand out. "I’ve honed my sound since 14 where vocals and production are of equal value. The Isolating of raw materiality of sound and classical composition is used to eliminate context and create a remainder of silence to re-enforce feeling. A less is more technique that gives precedence to the more emotive elements."

Shows

  • Saturday 10/05/2014  19:30 The Festival Hub
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